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The Ale House, Taunton Central, Taunton

78 Station Road
Taunton
TA1 1PD
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E TA left this review about The Ale House

A down-market town pub in a Victorian terrace, originally called The Cricketers, a reference to the nearby County cricket ground. There is a single L-shaped bar with a pool table at one end and a large TV screen showing live sports at the other. The food is basic bottom-of-the-range pub grub, the furniture is basic bottom-of-the-range pub furniture. The barman wasn’t particularly welcoming, while the other customers seemed largely brain-dead, at least until a group of teenagers came in to liven up the atmosphere with their quaint local banter, or, as we call it where I came from, swearing. Three ales on were Sharp’s Atlantic, Doombar and Otter. The beer was in poor condition, but on the plus side the jukebox did play Judas Priest for a short time. I’d only come back if I were caught out.

On 8th January 2019 - rating: 5
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hondo . left this review about The Cricketers

Between the train station and the cricket ground. Standard draught selection. The pub has a pool table, dartboard and a poker night was being set up on my visit.

On 2nd March 2012 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 2506 recommendations about 2453 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by hondo .
Taunton, 0.43 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Bishop's Lydeard, 5.16 miles, 1 hr 39 min walk (show)
Bridgwater, 11.16 miles, 3 hr 35 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Ale House, Taunton
8th Jan 2019, 06:53
Review submitted by E TA
 
20th Jan 2018, 11:02
Picture submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 26 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 17 March 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 26 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 26 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 26 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 26 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 02 December 2018 by E TA
  • Darts : Yes last updated 17 March 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 17 March 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : No last updated 17 March 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 26 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 17 March 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : Yes - Saturday - last updated 26 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 26 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 26 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 17 March 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 17 March 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 26 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 17 March 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - The Cloud - last updated 02 December 2018 by E TA
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Last inspected: February 27th 2018
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